By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones

ISBN-10: 0631220402

ISBN-13: 9780631220404

ISBN-10: 1405141409

ISBN-13: 9781405141406

A significant other to modern Britain covers the major subject matters and debates of 20th-century historical past from the outbreak of the second one international warfare to the tip of the century. Assesses the effect of the second one global warfare appears at Britain’s function within the wider international, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural concerns, comparable to category attention, immigration and race family members, altering gender roles, and the influence of the mass media Covers family politics and the economic system Introduces the numerous views dominating historic writing in this interval Identifies the foremost concerns that are more likely to gas destiny debate

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But the fundamental effects were conservative. The British were never invaded or occupied. They never experienced collaboration or resistance or ethnic cleansing or bombing on the scale they themselves inflicted on Hamburg or Dresden. Though the war was an earthquake with terrible consequences on the mainland of Europe, they were far from the epicentre, and much of peacetime society continued to function almost as usual: like the Windmill Theatre in Soho, it ‘never closed’. As Henry Pelling observed, victory, when it came, not only preserved but vindicated British institutions: Parliament, the political parties, the press, the law, the trade unions – all emerged from the war with slightly different surface features, but basically unaltered.

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Pp. 38–9, 43. Summerfield, Reconstructing Women’s Wartime Lives, p. 80. Summerfield is referring to the Higonnets’ theory of wartime gender relations as a ‘double helix’. Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Austerity in Britain, p. 91; see also Kirkham, ‘Beauty and Duty’, pp. 13–28. Braybon and Summerfield, Out of the Cage, p. 159; Bruley, Women in Britain, p. 96. Smith, ‘The Effect of the War’, p. 210. , p. 217. Bruley, Women in Britain, p. 98. Braybon and Summerfield, Out of the Cage, p. 171. Wyndham, Love Lessons.

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